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Diaby in doubt for Belarus

10 September 2012 19:58

Midfielder Abou Diaby is doubtful for France's World Cup qualifier against Belarus on Tuesday, according to coach Didier Deschamps.

France beat Finland 1-0 in their opening qualifier on Friday, with Arsenal man Diaby scoring the winner in an impressive performance.

However, national team coach Deschamps has raised concerns about the 26-year-old's fitness after the fixture.

The 43-year-old has now indicated the former Auxerre man is also struggling from a knock and is unlikely to recover in time to feature against Belarus at the Stade de France.

Deschamps told reporters: "It will be difficult for him to be available for tomorrow's game.

"He took a bad knock and felt a muscle discomfort. He knows himself and maybe a little more than everyone (if he is fit).

"Before considering whether he has recovered from the injury to take the field, we should not have any concerns on the massage table."

Diaby's return to the national side came after an impressive display for Arsene Wenger's men in a 2-0 win over Liverpool, after he managed just four substitute appearances in the English Premier League during an injury-riddled 2011/12 season.

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3 - 1

Competition
WC Qualification Europe
Date
11 September 2012
Kick-off
21:00
Half-time
0 - 0
Full-time
3 - 1
Venue
Stade de France (Paris)
Attendance
52552

Goals

E. Capoue 50'
(assist by F. Ribéry) 
1 - 0
C. Jallet 69'
(assist by F. Ribéry) 
2 - 0
2 - 1
F. Ribéry 80'
(assist by K. Benzema) 
3 - 1

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Saturday 23 August

Friday 22 August

23:32
23:26
22:34
22:27
22:22
21:53
20:46
20:46
19:44
18:41
18:27
18:25
18:01
17:56
17:33
17:29
17:27
17:17
17:02
16:37
16:28
16:03
15:25
15:22
15:05
14:09
14:00
13:33
13:31
12:23
12:16
11:57
11:54
11:26
10:50
10:24
09:52
09:31
09:29
07:24
06:18
05:29
04:47
03:50
03:20
02:46
02:35
00:13

Thursday 21 August

23:44
23:38
23:04
22:36
22:27
22:19
21:48
21:40
21:34
20:55
20:27
20:17
20:11
20:10
20:04
19:39
18:49
18:23
18:11
18:08
17:53
17:38
17:35
17:21
17:08
16:57
16:57
16:46
16:41
16:26
16:19
16:09
16:09
15:59
15:48
15:42
15:22
14:38
14:26
14:04
13:34
13:27
13:05
12:57
12:55
12:54
12:20
11:25
10:58
10:48
10:11
10:04
09:45
09:41
08:34
08:18
07:12
07:06
06:33
06:00
05:59
05:58
05:52
05:38
04:33
04:32
04:03
03:38
03:10
00:59

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